Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness and Westwater Canyon WSA Trails Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness and Westwater Canyon WSA are both on the Utah-Colorado border, next door to each other. All of the wilderness study areas in the Green River Complex are reasonably close. These wilderness areas are on the very edge of the terrain where the Rocky Mountains Ecoregion ends and the Colorado Plateau Ecoregion begins. Both areas are semiarid, but are cut by rivers and streams, with a moderately thick covering of piñon-juniper forest on the plateaus.
Redrock canyons are incised into the plateaus, with seven major drainages in Black Ridge and three in Westwater. Alcoves, pinnacles, and other erosional features are displayed in the Wingate Sandstone cliffs. Great blue herons nest along the Colorado River, and two endangered raptors cruise the skies, the bald eagle and the peregrine falcon. This trail guide includes descriptions of Jones Canyon Trail."